The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
Tsze-yû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "The filial piety nowadays means the support of one's parents. [...] Cf. Lunyu 23
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
A bell in the mountain-temple sounds the coming of night. / I hear people at the fishing-town stumble aboard the [...] Cf. Tangshi 52
If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in. Forestall your opponent by seizing what he holds dear, [...] Cf. Sunzi 220
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